Every year on Father’s Day, we often find ourselves consumed by the notion of finding “the perfect gift”. We wander through store after store, lost in a sea of options. But have we ever paused to ask our fathers what they really want? At Mashion, we were determined to break the cycle and dive headfirst into the hearts of our fathers to uncover their true desires. What we discovered was a beautiful tapestry of emotions, longing for the simple joys of family, connection, and understanding. Fasten your seatbelts — this one’s going to hit you right in the feels!
In the Words of Zoha’s Dad:
In a fast-paced world full of unpredictable events, our Head of Content, Zoha’s dad, cherishes family moments above all else.
Zoha’s dad let slip his deepest wish, “I’ll let you in on a little secret. What I really, really want is some good old family time. Recently all my kids have embarked on their own life journeys and have moved out of the house. This is what we as a family worked towards but we never thought how rare it would become to just be in the same place at the same time. This Father’s Day — to be in the company of my children, is all I want”
The thing about dads is that they may not express their emotions openly, but they feel everything deeply. Let’s hold onto hope today and always, to bridge the gap between children and their dads, turning rare moments of pure happiness into a regular occurrence. Because when it comes to expressing love, actions always outshine words.
Balaj’s Fathers Simple Request:
Our Events’ Lead, Balaj’s father has a simple yet profound ask – Instead of being limited to Father’s Day, he yearns for genuine curiosity and care from his children throughout the year. He desires a consistent display of love and attention, rather than waiting for a single day to fulfill his wishes. It takes courage for fathers to be vulnerable and share such raw thoughts with their children. This is a great reminder to make everyday moments an opportunity to show our love, appreciation, and genuine interest in our father’s lives.
Ibrahim’s Dad’s Dream Getaway
Ibrahim, our Video Lead, shared his dad’s wish list and it’s as cool as it gets. What does he really want? A vacation dedicated to sleep! Imagine, a solid week of no alarms, no obligations – just pure bliss for a factory reset. But it doesn’t stop here. When he’s ready to hit the road, he wishes to take a leisurely drive up north, taking the scenic route to savor the freedom to explore new places. It’s all about finding the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure for Ibrahim’s dad. Fingers crossed that he scores the snooze-filled retreat and picturesque adventure he’s been dreaming of!
Aqsa’s Dad Brings A Taste of Nostalgia:
Aqsa, our Marketing Manager, revealed her father’s delightful wishes that hit close to home for all of us. First on his list is a lazy Sunday afternoon, where he can kick back and indulge in his favorite pastime; sipping a hot cup of doodh patti while devouring a plate of crispy parathas. It’s a simple pleasure that brings back memories of family gatherings and hearty conversations around the breakfast table.
Next, he dreams of strolling through the bustling streets of Karachi, taking in the vibrant sights, sounds, and smells that define this city. Making stops along the way to take in the aroma of freshly made naans to the vivid colors of the local markets, every step is a nostalgic journey.
And last but not least, he longs for those evenings spent in the company of loved ones, gathered around a table filled with mouthwatering biryani and spicy karahi. (don’t we all?!)
Finding Zulqarnain’s Perfect Match:
Our Video Editor, Zulqarnain’s dad gets straight to the point – he’s all about that “rishta” life. What does he want? For Zulq to follow 3 simple steps. Just like every other desi parent, he’s dreaming of seeing Zulqarnain find his match, say “Qabool hai” and make him a proud dada.
He’s ready to embrace the chaos, the endless diaper changes and the pitter-patter of little feet filling their home. You can just imagine him flaunting their baby pictures to anyone who crosses his path. In this quest for love, laughter, and generations to come, Zulqarnain’s dad knows that the joy of family is the true treasure.
The Take Away:
In the dreams of these incredible dads, we find a common thread — the yearning for love, connection, and the simple joys of life. So here’s to all the dads out there, who may not always express their emotions openly, but whose love and presence shape our lives in profound ways. Happy Father’s Day, today and every day!